Item Bank

The FSA Bank offers 55,000+ test items that comprehensively assess:

Florida Standards (FSA)

  • Grades 1–11 ELA reading comprehension
  • Grades 1–11 ELA editing task
  • Grades 1–11 ELA writing prompts
  • Grades 1-8 Mathematics
  • Algebra 1 EOC
  • Geometry EOC
  • Algebra 2 EOC

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (EOCs, Statewide Science Assessment)

  • Grades 3-8 Science
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Biology 1 EOC
  • Grades 3-8 Social Studies
  • World History, World Geography
  • Civics EOC, US History EOC
FSA Bank - FL Standards Test Items

Features of the FSA Bank:

  • Can be used to create hundreds of formative and summative assessments
  • Supports the development of both pencil-and-paper and online tests to help ease students and teachers into a new era of assessment
  • Features high-quality graphics created by professional illustrators in conjunction with a team of highly trained assessment writers and editors
  • 80% of test items are at a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) task of 2, 3, or 4
  • Constructed to avoid bias; all contexts/scenarios are inclusive across gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion


English Language Arts: Grades 1 through 11

    Includes ALL assessed content standards as per the ELA Florida Standards

  • Test items highlight the importance of defending a response, and require students to use textual evidence in a variety of contexts
  • Each grade includes:
    • Evidence-based items
    • Multi-select items
    • Open-response items (short and extended response)
    • Traditional multiple-choice items
  • Materials reflect a wide range of topics, interests, points of view, and historical events
Topics for Literary Texts

  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Children’s adventure stories
  • Folktales
  • Legends
  • Fables
  • Realistic fiction
  • Myths
  • Staged dialogue
  • One-act plays
  • Narrative poems
  • Free-verse poems
  • Grades 6 – 8
  • Adventure stories
  • Historical fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Realistic fiction
  • Parodies
  • Satires
  • One-act plays
  • Narrative poems
  • Multi-act plays
  • Lyrical poems
  • Free-verse poems
  • Ballads
  • Grades 9-12
  • Adventure stories
  • Historical fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Realistic fiction
  • Allegories
  • Parodies
  • Satires
  • One-act plays
  • Multi-act plays
  • Free-verse poems
  • Sonnets
  • Odes
Topics for Informational Texts

  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Biographies
  • Autobiographies
  • History texts
  • Social Studies texts
  • Science texts
  • Arts texts
  • Technical texts
  • Grades 6 – 12
  • Argumentative texts
  • Expository texts
  • Speeches
  • Memoirs
  • Historical accounts
  • Technical accounts
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Bill of Rights
  • Grades 6 – 12
  • Personal essays
  • Opinion pieces
  • Biographies
  • Journalism
  • Scientific accounts
  • Economic accounts
  • Preamble to the Constitution
  • Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
Mathematics: Grades 1 through 11

Includes ALL skill sections of new and modified Mathematics Florida Standards

    Our test items:

  • Connect mathematical concepts and practices
  • Evaluate a student’s knowledge of concepts and procedures
  • Test problem-solving skills and ability to communicate reasoning
  • Assess a student’s ability to solve real-world scenarios using mathematics and to analyze and interpret mathematical models
  • Distractors for selected-response items represent conceptual and calculation errors that students are most likely to make, giving the items exceptional diagnostic value for teachers
Science: Grades 3-HS

Includes ALL tested NGSSS

  • More than 10,000 items
  • Includes all tested item types, as well as TE items
  • Coverage for grades 3 through 8, Biology EOC, Physics, and Chemistry
  • FL-specific flora, fauna, ecosystems, and habitats
  • Items available for both pencil-and-paper and online test administration
Social Studies: Grades 3-HS

Includes ALL tested NGSSS

  • More than 10,000 items
  • Includes all tested item types, as well as TE items
  • Coverage for grades 3 through 8, 7th grade Civics EOC, US History EOC, World History, World Geography, and Economics
  • FL-specific history, geography, and government
  • Items available for both pencil-and-paper and online test administration

Item Metadata

Every item in the FSA Bank has the following metadata associated with it:
  • Item Type
  • Florida Standard or NGSSS Code
  • DOK/Cognitive Complexity Level
  • Recommended Grade Band
  • P-values (generated by your assessment platform software)
Reading passages have metadata as follows:
  • Genre
  • Word Count
  • Lexile, Flesch-Kincaid, Dale-Chall, and/or Spache Readability Ratings
  • Text-complexity Rating
  • Recommended Grade Band